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HS2 delays awarding £900m of enabling works

25 Aug 16

The decision has been put back until the end of October

LESCO building

Balfour £40m London campus falls two months behind

25 Aug 16

Lewisham Southwark College’s new campus won’t fully open until after term starts


Costain targets revenue hike, but PFI deal dogs profit

24 Aug 16

Turnover in line to be £1.5bn for 2016


Interserve 'learning lessons' from energy-from-waste loss

25 Aug 16

Boss Adrian Ringrose says company has learned lessons as it closes division following £72m writedown

Paradise Circus, Birmingham

Carillion in Paradise with £250m Birmingham win

24 Aug 16

Firm number one in civils and non-civils charts with building job on first phase of Paradise office development



Market review: Get comfortable

23 Aug 16

Despite Brexit causing an unwelcome stir, the total level of output is now comfortably above its pre-recession peak



Procurement update: Uncertain markets

22 Aug 16

With the emergent challenges of Brexit, how can the industry drive improved innovation, productivity and value for money through commercially responsible procurement?

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David Hurcomb

Interview: NG Bailey's David Hurcomb

25 Aug 16

David Hurcomb talks to Building on why he’s not fazed by the last-minute delay to go ahead with Hinkley, how the UK needs to get on with Heathrow expansion and the virtues of working for a privately owned company

Election special

Scottish flag

Letters: Stimulus plan welcome

26 Aug 16

The Scottish Building Federation welcomes a £100m stimulus plan from the Scottish government


Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard: Crime scene

26 Aug 16

In converting a 1930s police station into the Metropolitan Police’s new HQ, contractor Bam faced a difficult case. But noise reduction criteria, a cramped site and a high level of security were no match for Bam’s trusty team


Hansom HT

Hansom: Curtain calls

26 Aug 16

HS2 is buying a forest, a director’s daughter wants to save Kensington Odeon, the EFA head of capital cuts his hairoff, and an architect finds fame on the soccer field. Plus, construction wakes up to its Poke´mon problem

Project news


F+G picks up £120m resi scheme

25 Aug 16

Consultant picks up sixth contract for developer Hub Group

Lai Sun Development properties Leadenhall

Exclusive: SOM and Core Five pick up new City tower

24 Aug 16

Project team to design new tower on Leadenhall Street

GreatfIelds School Barking Surface to Air

Surface to Air scoops £35m Barking school design

24 Aug 16

The school forms part of the regneration plan for the Gascoigne Estate

Make 1 Leadenhall thumb

Make's latest City job in for planning

24 Aug 16

New images released of 1 Leadenhall skyscraper

Aberdeen Central Square thumb

Work starts on £333m Aberdeen exhibition centre

24 Aug 16

Developer Henry Boot signs unconditional development agreement with city council

Lendlease tower thumb

Lendlease lands 50-storey 'Jenga tower'

23 Aug 16

Latest sign of life at Nine Elms post-Brexit vote as Balfour also announces another win in the area

Sketch of the week


Sketch of the week: Former flour mill

26 Aug 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Chris Robinson, one of the partners in Aldington Craig and Collinge

London Bridge station

Image of the week: Now ready to depart?

26 Aug 16

Hoardings are due to come down on the rebuilt platforms 7 to 15 of London Bridge station this week


Dave Rogers

Brexit: Just get on with it

26 Aug 16

Since the result, the country has not fallen off a cliff


Crane silhouettes

Contractors' interims: Grave new world

24 Aug 16

After the shock Brexit referendum result, contractors have found themselves wondering how to adapt to survive in the renewed climate of economic uncertainty


Michael Dall

Construction: A sector under scrutiny

24 Aug 16 | By Michael Dall

Figures which show the impact the EU referendum has had on the industry are starting to be released, but the picture still isn’t clear

Simon Rawlinson

Team GB: Reflected glory

24 Aug 16 | By Simon Rawlinson

Team GB’s glittering success in Rio was the result of a brilliantly executed campaign. Surely there must be lessons for construction?

From the archive

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This week in 1996

26 Aug 16

Building gives advice on the best networking events to be seen at throughout the year


Michael Sergeant and Gerard Moore

Check the interface

25 Aug 16 | By Michael Sergeant, Gerard Moore

On a scheme as big as Umm Al Quwain’s Firdous Sobha resort steps must be taken to minimize the risks of discord between all the different stakeholders

Stephanie Canham

Brexit: The winds of change?

23 Aug 16 | By Stephanie Canham

A post-Brexit UK could see new industry trends. Will construction management be back on the agenda?

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